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Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within Paperback – 30 Jun 1988
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In terms of writing books, Natalie Goldberg and Brande talked of about in the same breadth. So while buying Brande, I procured a copy of Goldberg as well and found practical ideas that got me to open my notebook and start scribbling.
It is said that nothing will teach you writing better than getting down to writing. But I have found, that dipping into this book now and again, has given me insight and many answers to queries about writing per se.
Goldberg analyses the craft and the whole mindset of writing - how to write and what to write. In short succinct chapters, Goldberg de constructs the myth of writing and talks us through the process with her no nonsense approach.
If you are a writer who has dabbled in creative writing and worked towards constructing a story, then this book is great. It is great, inspirational and the book really talks to you.
It also addresses various issues like where to write and when to write.
It allows you to forget the world, inhibitions and get your thoughts on paper. It makes you take yourself seriously as a writer even if what you are writing at the moment is rubbish!
I like to consult it when I am in the middle of writing a piece and find it boosts my morale and gives me direction in terms of writing.
It was a book written in the 70s but it holds true even today. It is this element that makes this book timeless to me - a classic.
If you are thinking of becoming a writer and are looking for inspiration, then it is nothing but a good read.
But if you want to make it work for you, get down to writing and this book will help you get there!
There are many books that show planners (like me) how to plan a book, to structure it in a way that can sometimes feel like writing by numbers. Many people say that they simply can't write that way. For those writers, this book is essential and a very rare thing in my (limited!) experience.
Even as a confessed 'planner' there's still many useful lessons here. While planning, I see no reason why writers can't access 'first thoughts' (thoughts and ideas unencumbered by self-doubt, analysis and our internal editor) and her insistence that every writer should practice every day (practicing does not mean writing your story...) to learn how to access your first thoughts, is an excellent one that might make me a more organic writer, yet... may be.
Every page fizzes with enthusiasm for writing and passion for life, leaving you feeling that your soul has been nourished. Whether you are an aspiring writer, merely aspiring to aspire, or a long-time professional, there will be something within these pages to encourage you, help you raise your game and keep your writing spirit youthful.
This book is an utter pleasure to read and will stimulate you to new creative ways of spilling your writing onto the page.
Why not do what I did? Buy a copy for yourself and send one to your daughter! :)
If you are new to writing as I am, this book will prove invaluable for all those questions you never knew you wanted to ask!
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